Are you rewarded for reading the Qur’aan even though you do not understand its meaning?
The female questioner asks: Will one be rewarded for reading the Qur’aan even though he (or she) does not know its meaning?
Yes he (or she) will be rewarded due to general statement of the Messenger (sallal laahu alayhi wa sallam): Whoever reads the Qur’aan, he will have ten rewards for every letter.’’ Then he (sallal-laahu-alayhi-wasallam) said: And I am not saying that “Alif, Laam, Meem” is a letter, rather ‘Alif’ is a letter, ‘Laam’ is a letter and ‘Meem’ is a letter. [Reported by Tirmidhee]
[Source: Fadaa’il Al-A’maal page 23’ by Shaikh Muhammad Bin Abdillaah As-Subayyil (rahimahullaah)]